When we talk about counter terrorism we mean all kinds of things, ranging from ‘preventing’ people from going down the road to potential violence to those who actually want to kill. What is at stake when we have to kill to prevent an act from occurring.
Borealis has a chat with ex-Australian soldier Shane Healey on these issues and others.
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In a world of multiple voices and opinions it can be very hard to know where to turn. One choice is to look to those who actually worked in counter-terrorism in the national security world. In these half-hour podcasts, 30-year Canadian intelligence veteran Phil Gurski is joined by a fascinating array of individuals with something meaningful to say about these issues as they provide insight into what they mean and what we need to do about them.
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About my guest Shane Healey
Shane enlisted in the Australian Army in 1995. Between 2004 and 2008 he was a private military contractor in Iraq where he initially trained Iraqi Special Operations police who fought in the second battle of Fallujah which I was also involved in as part of the CMATT program. Shane then reenlisted into the Australian Army in 2009 as a member of the Australian Intelligence Corps posted to SOCOMD.
He has been deployed twice to Afghanistan (2010/2011 and 2012) as part of Task Force 66 where he provided insurgent threat assessments. When in Australia he was part of the Tactical Assault Group – East and West where he was involved in several real time terrorist incidents as well as providing CBRNE threat advices for the 2011 CHOGM and POTUS visits as well as the G20 in Brisbane.
About the host Phil Gurski
Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Programme Director for the Security, Economics and Technology (SET) hub at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). He worked as a senior strategic analyst at CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) from 2001-2015, specializing in violent Islamist-inspired homegrown terrorism and radicalisation.
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